Lina Gergova: In Romania I got to know better the Bulgarianness

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Lina Gergova (photo: Lina Gergova)

An interview with the anthropologist from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences about the Bulgarian places and communities in Romania, about the Bulgarian-Romanian relations and about the life in the northern neighbour

Vladimir Mitev

Doctor Lina Gergova works in the section “Anthropology of verbal traditions” of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She was born in Plovdiv in 1981. She has graduated from the University of Plovdiv with degrees in Ethnology, Bugarian Philology and Intercultural Communication. She has a Ph.D. from the former Institute of Folklore Studies in 2009 with a work on the subject of ”Ethnic Stereotypes in Everyday Culture”, which was published thanks to a grant in 2012 (Sofia, Publishing House Paradigma). 

She has specialised in Austria, Italy and Slovakia. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked at the Museum of Estonian Literature in Tartu, thanks to a scholarship from the programme “Marie Curie” – the most prestigious European programme for individual researchers. In 2013 she won the prize “Young scientist of the Academy of Bulgarian Sciences” in the domain of Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity. The researcher has taught courses in the universities of Plovdiv, Sofia and Kaunas (Lithuania). 

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Daniel Stoiciu: I am inspired by the people who act as Bulgarian-Romanian bridges

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Daniel Stoiciu (photo: Daniel Stoiciu)

An interview on the kuker festival in the Romanian village of Brăneşti and on the Bulgarians in Romania

Vladimir Mitev

Daniel Stoiciu is a Romanian citizen with a complex identity. He speaks Bulgarian language and knows the story of Bulgarians in Valahia. The blog “The Bridge of Friendship” has talked with him about the kuker festival in his village of birth – Brăneşti, and on some principle discords between the Bulgarians in Romania and the Bulgarians in Bulgaria.

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Daniel Stoiciu: Sunt inspirat de oamenii care activează ca poduri bulgaro-române

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Daniel Stoiciu (foto: Daniel Stoiciu)

Un interviu despre festivalul cucilor din Brăneşti şi despre bulgarii din România

Vladimir Mitev

Daniel Stoiciu este un cetăţean român cu identitate complexă fiind cunoscător al limbii bulgare şi al istoriei bulgarilor din Vlaşca. Blogul Podul Prieteniei a discutat cu el despre festivalul cucilor din satul lui natal – Brăneşti şi despre unele neînţelegeri principale între bulgarii din România şi bulgarii din Bulgaria. 

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Даниел Стойчу: Вдъхновяват ме хората, които действат като българо-румънски мостове

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Даниел Стойчу (снимка: Даниел Стойчу)

Едно интервю за тазгодишния кукерски фестивал в село Брънещ, Румъния, и за българите от Румъния

Владимир Митев

Даниел Стойчу е румънски гражданин със сложна идентичност. Той говори български език и познава историята на българите във Влашко. Блогът “Мостът на приятелството” разговаря с него за кукерския фестивал в родното му село – Брънещ, и за някои принципни неразбирателства между българите от Румъния и българите от България.

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